Dollar General opens in Whitefield

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. -- Shoppers in Whitefield have a new place to shop for everyday essentials at low prices. Dollar General recently opened a new store at 117 Lancaster Rd and is hosting a grand opening celebration Saturday, November 17 at 8 a.m.
At the grand opening event, customers will enjoy special deals and free prizes. The first 50 shoppers at the store will receive a $10 Dollar General gift card and the first 200 shoppers will receive a Dollar General tote bag, among other giveaways.
The new store features a fresh layout, designed to make shopping simple for customers. Seasonal products are displayed in the center of the store, and departments are easily recognizable with visible signage. Coolers are conveniently located at the front of the store.
Dollar General stores offer convenience and value to customers by providing a focused selection of national brands and private brands of food, housewares, seasonal items, cleaning supplies, basic apparel and health and beauty care products.
The store employs approximately six to ten people. And, anyone interested in applying for a job at Dollar General will find more information and a job application at in the Career Center.
Dollar General gives its customers more than everyday low prices on basic merchandise. Dollar General is deeply involved in the communities it serves and is an ardent supporter of literacy and education. At the cash register of every Dollar General store, customers interested in learning how to read, speak English or get their General Education Diploma (GED) can pick up a brochure with a postage-paid reply card that can be mailed in for a referral to a local organization that offers free literacy services. In 1993, the company founded the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, which has awarded more than $74 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 4.4 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education. For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visit

North Country Dental attracts exciting new talent for annual charity event

GORHAM -- North Country Dental’s 6th Annual Fall Craft Fair will take place Saturday, November 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be held at the Ed Fenn Elementary School in Gorham.
The NCD Fall Craft Fair is a charitable event. The event is open to the public. A variety of goods by talented, local crafters will be for sale. Many new and exciting crafters have joined this year’s fair. Food and beverages will also be available. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society through NCD’s Relay for Life Team.
Relay for Life is a sponsored team event that takes place each year. Its purpose is to raise much needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer. Millions of people in over 20 countries take part in this annual event. NCD proudly participates each year as a Relay for Life Team and gives all donations from individual and business sponsors of their team to The American Cancer Society.
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Steph's PawPals adding line of dog food to her product line

BERLIN -- Steph's PawPals is going to be 15 years old May 4, 2013 and running a small business in the world we live in has not always been easy, said owner, operator, Stephanie Bilodeau.
However, it is her passion and she continues to strive to make it grow. That is why she will soon be adding a line of holistic dog food (Life's Abundance and Royal Canine) to the products she carries at her dog grooming shop on Glen Avenue in Berlin.
"Food is a huge part of your pet's life. It literally means life or death. If you use a commercial brand there is a chance of expensive chronic health issues, urinary tract infections, kidney stones and cancer. You may pay more for your pet's food but in the long it will avoid expensive vet bills," she said.
Grooming is beneficial to pets as well, said Bilodeau. She noted that during these tough economic times many of her clients are keeping up on their pets grooming but there is a percentage who are putting their pet's grooming off. When it comes to putting off your pet's grooming it is like gambling in a way, she pointed out. When they go too long, grooming is more time consuming and harder stress wise on your pet. It also causes very dangerous shave downs where skin tearing, irritations or much more serious health issues occur and you may get referred to your vet.
"As a professional groomer who attended a one on one grooming school and who has experience with a veterinary background I believe in quality not quantity in both grooming and when it comes to your pet's food as well. Even if it comes at a sacrifice please provide the best possible care and home for your furry loved ones. They are only here for us for a short time so we should make it the best for them. You will not regret it, trust me," she said.
"I also invite anyone to stay with their pet during grooming so they can rest assure their pet is being pampered," she concluded.
For more information call Steph at (603) 723-6192.

Keene Medical Products holds second annual educational summit

FAIRLEE, VT. -- Keene Medical Products held their second annual Educational Summit meeting at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, Vermont on November 1. Approximately 125 employees and 40 exhibitors attended the event.
The day was filled with home health care educational opportunities with classroom style instruction along with equipment demonstrations. The employees chose different classes that they wanted to participate in. Along with the educational tracks and vendors, there were members from the River Valley Community College Massage Therapy Program giving all attendees a chance to relax and receive a massage.
Willem Lange, who appears in many Keene Medical Products’ television commercials, was the keynote speaker at the event. He started out by saying, “I am Willem Lange and these are not the knees I was born with.” This phrase is the tag line in one of his more popular commercials.
After an eventful day, all staff members walked away with a greater knowledge of the home medical equipment business.
Local and national exhibitors helped sponsor the event, including meals and prize giveaways. Sponsoring exhibitors included Drive Medical, Invacare Corporation, Invacare Supply Group, medSage Technologies, Philips Home Healthcare Solutions, Resmed Corporation and Sigvaris.